Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Hi Everyone

We would like to introduce you to EMMOS FINE FOODS...

Tell us a bit about yourself/business/hobby.
We make cows and goats dairy products

How long have you been making for?
We have been making for 5 years

What is your favourite item to make?
The goats Fetta Cheese

Where is your studio/dedicated creative space?
We are on the family farm at Thornton...which is South of Laidley in the Lockyer Valley

What is your most popular item on your menu?
The Fetta

Do you have any new products in the works?
Yes, we are working on the Premier Cheeses and also the Blue Vein Cheeses

Where do you see yourself in 2 years time?
Hopefully in a successful cheese making business

What do you love about The Handmade Expo? Why do you keep coming back?
The fact that EVERYTHING is handmade....not prebought and resold.

Short and sweet (excuse the punn).
You can find Emmos Fine Foods at the next Handmade Expo which is on Saturday 26th June...
Let them know that you saw their Stallholder Profile on the blog...

Thanks to Emmos Fine Foods for taking the time to complete the Stallholder Questionnaire. If you too would like your Stallholder Profile in lights on the blog and for a chance to have it in the paper as well, we look forward to receiving it.

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Handmade Expo - May Market

Hi Everyone

The biggest apologies for not following up on our May market. We have been inundated with new stallholder enquiries which is super...Since we have put our new application process into practice, people are starting to realise how serious we are about handmade and how passionate we are about keeping it a high quality handmade market.

So, our May market was fabulous. We had an amazing time and the feedback we have received from both customers and stallholders alike has been very positive...

The weather was amazing and the customers were amazing too...they just kept coming all day.

We had our buskers play and they create an amazing atmosphere for our market. We have also been inundated with new busker enquiries as well, so you will not only see DUAL rock their stuff, but new and upcoming artists as well.

We are just waiting on our photos from the market, but once they start heading our way, you will start seeing more STALLHOLDER PROFILES as well...we know that you love those...So nice to meet the person behind the stall. If you have one in particular that you would like to see here, just comment and let us know...

Thats all from us for now...Our next wonderful market is on Saturday 26th June...same time, same place. So pop that in your diary and you will hear from us soon.

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Monday, May 17, 2010


Hi Everyone

We would like to take this opp to congratulate the following stallholders and customer who did THE most promotion for The Handmade Expo.

The winner of the $25 gift voucher to spend at the June Handmade Expo is:

Danielle Greenhill

The 2 stallholder winners who get their next stall for half price is:
Kellie Christie from Kellie Christie
Sammy from The Cupcake Taste

Congrats girls and thanks sooo much for helping promote The Handmade Expo...we appreciate your support.

For everyone else who also promoted The Handmade Expo but didn't quite get there to win these prizes, please keep going cause you never know...this could be you next month.

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Friday, May 14, 2010


Hi Everyone

We are keen to get some buskers on board. How about this....we will start you off with $20 in your hat.

Email us now at to book your spot now.

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

See you at The Handmade Expo on Saturday :)

Hello everyone,

This months Handmade Expo Market is almost upon us again.

The largest handmade market in Ipswich is on this Saturday 8am - 2pm,The Ipswich Turf Club, Brisbane Rd, Bundamba and will come alive again with lots of creative people who have been working hard all month for you, making lots of new and enticing goodies for the discerning shopper.

Adding to our expanding range of goods on offer, we now have 2 local farmers offering mainly local produce at each market. The quality is lovely too.

Most of our regular stallholders will be there, plus some new and different ones also.

Enjoy a coffee, dutch panckes, cupcake, BBQ, biscuits and slices, some cheese or olives, and much more, there is plenty of seating for you to enjoy a break in your shopping or catch up with friends for morning tea.

If you have a moment we'd love for you to fill out our customer survey on our blog to let us know how you think we are going and some more of your thoughts towards the market.

And last but not least, The QLD Rail Pioneer Steam Train will be running short rides thoughout the market for a reduced ticket price. Each ride lasts around 30 minutes and if you haven't enjoyed this experience in a while or not at all, It's great to support this local attraction as they are all volunteers and really rely on everyones support to be able to keep the train running. (Poor things are up at 3am lighting the fires).

Hope to see you Saturday.
Feel free to pass this on to everyone you know...we really appreciate you helping us in getting The Handmade Expo out there, we dont want anyone to miss out !

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Friday, May 7, 2010

STALLHOLDER PROFILE - Pens 'n' Things by John

Hi Everyone

Well, it is that time of the week where we showcase one of our amazing stallholders.

We would like to introduce you to John...John makes the most amazing pens "n" things....

John with his lovely wife Maree

So, John, how long have you been creating for?
A LONG time.

What inspires you and motivates you to create?
My inspiration is the lovely feedback and compliments from our lovely customers. I get a real buzz when my items are sent overseas as gifts.

What is your favourite item that you make?
The pen sets.

Where is your studio/dedicated creative space?
My "Man Cave" is in our backyard. I like to escape there after work.

What is your most popular item within your collection?
The Quick Unpickers.

Do you have new products in the works?
Always dreaming, always thinking. I love suggestions.

Tell us a bit about your business/hobby?
Love to turn the lathe in the man cave with a beer.. And encouraging others to have a go themselves.

What do you love about The Handmade Expo?
Nice people and close to home.

We would like to thank John for taking the time to complete the online Questionnaire.
If you are a stallholder and would like the chance to be featured on the blog, please complete the stallholder questionnaire which you can access on the right hand side of our blog.

You can see John and Maree at The Handmade Expo on the 15th May (and many more after that too)...Go and say hi and tell them that you saw them HERE...

Liesa, Micky & Miriam


Hi Everyone

First of all we would like to congratulate the Ipswich Turf Club on their 150th Anniversary.

The Handmade Expo has been running at the Turf Club for almost 12 months and we have been made one of the family and been made to feel very welcome.

We have 20 x family passes to giveaway to their 150th Anniversary CUP DAY which is on THIS Saturday 8th May.

The ticket includes:
Family entry
Live Racing
Ipswich Mile Gift Human Foot Race
Ipswich Tourism & Hospitality Expo
Loads of Children's Entertainment (face painting, jumping castle)
After Race Concert

What a fun day out.

Now, to get yourself one of these tickets, all you have to do is come into HANDMADE HEAVEN today and collect a ticket.
There is no catch, apart from coming in and saying Hi.

Handmade Heaven is at Shop #11, The Old Flour Mill, 231 Brisbane Street, Ipswich.....

We just had to show you our ad that was in today's Queensland Times...Something a bit different:

Hope you love it:

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Busy Saturday in Hamilton

Liesa and I will be heading over to Hamilton on Saturday for the first Brisstyle Mother and Children market. We'll be in the grounds of St Augustines on Racecourse Rd ( you cant miss it 1! )
Not only is Brisstyle a great group to be involved in, and not only do they put on a great market, we also love to visit some of our stallholders there to catch up between our own Handmade Expo Markets.
There'll be lots of entertainment and things for the kids to do.
There'll also be an opportunity to do some Mothers Day shopping !

Check it all out here and here.

Our next Handmade Expo Market is also closing in on us, so if you are thinking of having a stall, simply fill out the application in the sidebar and get your plan into action.

See you soon.